Several folks asked what happened outside of Maspeth HS yesterday afternoon and why numerous vehicles were double-parked around the HS last night.
According to Det. Bell, 104th Precinct, a group of students from the Grand Street Educational Campus came to Maspeth HS and assaulted some of the students. An arrest was made relating to the incident, but the investigation is still on going.
If you Google the campus, the address comes up as 850 Grand Street (at Bushwick Avenue) in the east Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. One of the transportation options to get to the campus would be the Q59 bus - which happens to pass by Maspeth HS. If there is another Grand Street Campus, we couldn't find it. One witness told a Block Captain that she spotted a group of youth running to the bus stop across Grand Avenue near Stop & Shop and getting on a west bound bus. This would make sense if they came from Brooklyn. We'll let you know if we hear of any updates.
As for the traffic problems outside the HS last night, we were told there was an "Open House". Hopefully if there are other events at the school in the future better traffic coordination will be considered.
Roe Daraio, President
Comet Civic Association